The amphitheater at Newtown Park will open to the public later this month, the same night the Johns Creek Summer Concert Series will kick off its 2014 season.
The city will hold a ribbon cutting at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, June 28, which will be followed by a free concert by the Johns Creek Symphony at 7:30 p.m.
The new amphitheater is made of laminated pine and seats up to 440 people under its wooden structure, with hundreds more in tiered seating in the open air.
"The amphitheater is a tremendous addition to the growing cultural offerings in our City, and I am particularly thrilled that we have been able to engage our own Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra for the opening concert," said Mayor Mike Bodker. "We are all looking forward to joining the community at the grand opening and continuing the celebration throughout the summer music series."
Presented by the Johns Creek Foundation, the opening night concert will feature classical and patriotic selections. It is the first of three in the city's Summer Concert Series. The popular Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, A1A, appears July 19 and rising country stars Shane O'Dazier Band on Aug. 23.
Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and is free to the public. Tickets are not needed to attend a 2014 Summer Concert event. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome on the lawn.
Newtown Park Amphitheater is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.
For more information on the Amphitheater and the Summer Concert Series, visit